I feel very strongly that as governor, I need to protect the basic expectations of privacy that all individuals should be allowed to have, especially in the sanctity of a restroom.

— Governor Pat McCrory of North Carolina. Colin Campbell, “Politicians seek to score points after NC nondiscrimination bill.” Miami Herald 25 March 2016.


The word means “holiness.” Ultimately it derives from the Latin verb sancio, to make inviolable.

And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground. Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

— Exodus 3.5-6



“Arenic”: poetic making as a game for the gods

Breath leaps from a body into the air, displacing air’s silence with body’s sound. From the contention, a word (“arenic”) is born. It has come to life because life required it to. The circus of origin now has a word for saying of itself, to itself and to us, “The highest class circus in the world.” Because the word’s birth carries that certificate, a  command performance will follow in Mt. Olympus Arena.

The circus poster comes from I’ve Photoshopped it to compensate for faded colors.